Tactical Sciences for Biosecurity in Animal and Plant Systems

Tactical Sciences for Biosecurity in Animal and Plant Systems

Kitty F. Cardwell (Oklahoma State University, USA) and Keith L. Bailey (Charles River Laboratories, Inc., USA)
Release Date: January, 2022|Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 454
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7935-0
ISBN13: 9781799879350|ISBN10: 1799879356|EISBN13: 9781799879374|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799879367
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Agriculture is often under the threat of invasive species of animal pests and pathogens that do harm to crops. It is essential to have the best methods and tools available to prevent this harm. Biosecurity is a mixture of institutions, policies, and science applications that attempts to prevent the spread of unhealthy pests.

Tactical Sciences for Biosecurity in Animal and Plant Systems focuses on the tactical sciences needed to succeed in the biosecurity objectives of preventing plant and animal pathogens from entering or leaving the United States. This book explores a divergence of tactics between plant and animal exotic disease response. Covering topics such as animal pests and pathogens, tactical management, and early detection, this book is an essential resource for researchers, academicians, university faculty, government biosecurity practitioners, customs officers, clinical scientists, and students.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural Biosecurity
  • Agricultural Systems
  • Animal Pathology
  • Animal Pests and Pathogens
  • Biosecurity
  • Early Detection
  • Invasive Species
  • Microbial Forensics
  • Pathogen Evolution
  • Plant Pathology
  • Risk Analysis
  • Tactical Management
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Editor/Author Biographies

Kitty F. Cardwell 127 NRC, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 74074 Appointments Dr. Cardwell is the as Director of the Institute of Biosecurity and Microbial at Oklahoma State University. She is a Professor of Microbiology as applied to Biosecurity and Microbial Forensic Sciences and a research scientist at the frontier of disease diagnostic technologies. She moved to Oklahoma from Washington DC where in 2012-2013 she did a professional detail as a Senior Advisor to the World Bank, working at the interface of child health and agriculture in Africa. From 2001-2016, Dr. Cardwell was a National Program Leader with specialization in Biosecurity at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in Washington, DC. Before going to Washington, Kitty was: a research scientist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in Ibadan, Nigeria; in a private agricultural Business, (Rice Farming) in Villavicencio, Colombia; and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua and Colombia. Professional Preparation University of Texas, Austin, TX Botany and Microbiology BA (Honors), 1976 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Plant Pathology & Microbiology Ph.D. 1989 American University, Washington, DC Executive Leadership Program, 2013 -2014.

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